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As part of our Creative Masters program, WD is proud to present "WD: Follow The Adventure," a new web series featuring world-renowned photographer Bruce Dorn! Unleash the film maker within with Bruce's film-making techniques as we follow him around the world.
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Episode 1 of Bruce Dorn's "Follow the Adventure" series with WD. World-renowned photographer Bruce Dorn starts his journey on the pack ice above Prudhoe Bay, Alaska.
Tip: When shooting in cold temperatures, remember that your battery life will be shortened considerably so always keep at least 2 spare batteries with you.
And of course, always backup your backup. Grab your portable external drive here: http://wd.com/en/products/external/portable/
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In this week's WD: Follow the Adventure, Bruce Dorn travels from Prudhoe to White Horse, Alaska. Bruce shares with ustips on safeguarding your camera from the elements.
Always make time to give your cameras a daily check up to confirm function and critical settings.
Tip: In a dusty environment? Wrap your camera gear in heavy-duty plastic trash bags and keep lens changes to a minimum.
And as always, don't forget to backup your data: http://ow.ly/kr5iQ
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In this week's WD: Follow the Adventure with Bruce Dorn, we follow him from Flagstaff, Arizona to Silverton, Colorado's Engineer Pass and learn about using multiple shooters for visual continuity.
Tip: If you use polarizers for film, be careful as they respond dramatically and instantly to changing angles of sunlight (as opposed to still photos).
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In this week's WD: Follow the Adventure, Bruce Dorn travels from Quebec to Cape Spear, Newfoundland, offering up some tips for being a one-man camera crew.
Tip: If you're shooting as a one-man crew, you have to shoot all of the angles, so be quick, be nimble, find angles that are visually interesting and most importantly help to tell the greater story.
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Watch Bruce Dorn start his Europe leg of his trip this week on WD: Follow the Adventure as he travels from Oslo to Nordkapp!
Tip: Low clouds and ground fog can easily wash out when you expose for your main subject so always take care to choose a setting on your camera that strikes a fair compromise.
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As we travel from Nordkapp to Helsinki, Bruce gives tips on getting footage during less exciting land stretches (miles of rural tundra) in this week's WD: Follow the Adventure.
Tip: B-roll imagery that seems bland at the moment of capture could be worth it's weight in gold back in the editing room so don't put those cameras away!
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In this week's WD: Follow The Adventure episode, Bruce Dorn sheds light on mastering in-camera composition, an essential skill.
What is composition? Composition is the art of arranging the visual elements within your camera's frame. These elements consist of: value, shape, color, texture, and line.
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This week on WD: Follow The Adventure: Ep. 9, we travel across Eastern Europe with Bruce Dorn and learn helpful techniques for shooting on the fly.
Tip: When mounting cameras to a vehicle's chassis, always remember to add safety cables, straps, or a heavy-duty ratchet tie just in case everything suddenly decides to let loose!
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In this week's WD: Follow the Adventure, Bruce demonstrates how to keep a steady camera while shooting in the canals of Venice!
How do we keep the move in movies while avoiding the dreaded camera shake? A Steadicam!
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Keeping the Move in Movies
In this episode of WD's Follow the Adventure, Bruce Dorn travels to Russia where he tags along with cinematographer Clay Croft who uses a contemporary pipe dolly to keep the camera moving. Bruce discusses the importance of keeping the camera moving for both short and long distances using various-sized pipe dollies.
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Prepping of the Camera Truck:
This episode kicks off the second lap of the world in Brisbane, Australia, where the camera trucks get prepped for their next trip around the globe. Not only do the trucks need to be prepped power-wise, they need to be outfitted with proper canopies, suspension, and of course, the E7 decals. As the crew prepares to hit the road again, they learn the do's and don'ts of outback travel, and more importantly, what poisonous animals to steer clear of!
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From Brisbane to Ayers Rock:
Join Bruce Dorn and his crew as they drive across the Outback from Brisbane to Ayers Rock. From a camel-powered car to Australia's road trains to unbridled waterfalls, the drive is filled will things you wouldn't see in any other country. From Brisbane to Ayers Rock, this trip kicks off the first leg of the crew's second world trip.
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Western Australia Aerial Shoot:
This week's installment of Follow the Adventure takes us to Western Australia, where Bruce Dorn and his crew get some beautiful aerial shots. Aerial photography can be tricky but Bruce is no novice. Tip: While composing shots, always be alert to the intrusion of rotor blades entering the top of the frame and the shoot's shadow anywhere in the frame.
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Behind the Adventure: Storing the Footage:
With all the footage that Bruce Dorn shoots, secure, reliable storage is crucial. Bruce's data management has 3 parts: ingest, online storage, and offline storage. But, the most important part of Bruce's data management? Backing up the backup.
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Back Up, Back Up, Back Up!
Bruce Dorn can't emphasize enough how important it is to back up your content! He even protects his Western Digital portable drives with a nomad case. See how a mini "flood" in the car could have been devastating to the team's footage.
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What's in the Bag?
This week we get to take a look into Bruce Dorn's bag... You'll be surprised to see just how much one can get into a small gear bag. You never know what conditions might arise while out shooting so always be prepared. Wool stocking caps? Check!
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Bruce Dorn's Backpack Must-Haves:
Last week we took a look inside Bruce Dorn's small gear bag to see what he deems as "essential" items. In this episode, we get to see what Bruce keeps in his Think Tank Backpack, where there aren't as many size restrictions.
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Botswana to Namibia:
Bruce's next adventure begins in South Africa and takes us to Botswana and then to Namibia. With it being "wet season" in Botswana, the crew is able to catch some great shots of elephants in their element. Along the safari, they come across giraffes, rhinos, hippos, and more. Watch the video to see all the amazing footage they captured from the ground and in the air.
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The Last Lions:
Did you know there are only about 20,000 lions left in the wild? We are losing them at a rate of 5 per day. Bruce Dorn talks with Dereck Joubert, an emmy-winning film maker about his latest documentary, The Last Lions.
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RC Helicoper Part 1:
Bruce Dorn and Aaron Grimes take us into the sky this episode using a drone. Drones are great for aerial camera footage and the guys use Aaron's DJI Phantom to get beautiful landscape shots. With proper anchoring you can attach a GoPro and experience no vibration in the video. Check out Aaron's awesome footage.
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RC Helicopter Part 2:
In this follow up video, we see Bruce Dorn's footage from a drone without stabilizers. And sadly, Aaron's drone takes a bad hit. The upside? It was all caught on camera. We also learn a great tip: Instead of rushing the droid up to the subject, start close to it, compose the shot, and back out.